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Infrared Sources

Infrared Sources

Excelitas designs and manufactures Infrared (IR) light sources for a variety of military applications including Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM), missile tracking systems, and night vision illuminators.

Our IR Sources are critical components in numerous frontline Infrared Countermeasure Systems employed worldwide to protect our military personnel and aircraft.  Our IR sources produce intense continuous wavelength or pulsed radiant energy covering a wavelength range out to 5.0 microns.

Several standard IR source designs are available and can be readily adapted to specific power levels and electromechanical interface requirements. Specialized capabilities include high temperature ceramic-to-metal sealing and emissive control for spectrally selective output, sapphire windows for their excellent IR transmission, high temperature strength, and chemical inertness, and optical coatings that achieve superior output performance in selected infrared wavelengths.

Excelitas can apply its experience and capabilities to design new, customer specific IR sources and/or subsystems to meet your specific application requirements.